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Self-made man in America

the myth of rags to riches

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      • Includes index.Bibliography: p. 175-205.Photocopy. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms, 1966. 20 cm.

        StatementRutgers University Press
        PublishersRutgers University Press
        LC Classifications1966
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 83 p. :
        Number of Pages76
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        ISBN 10nodata

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